3 Ways to Recover Quickly from March Break #ChurchAndDwight #ad

March Break always feels like a whirlwind; or at least it used to!  My daughter is now in College so her break was in February … don’t worry, my tips still apply!  Whether we go somewhere sunny, or have a stay-cation doing activities with the family, everyone is always a little exhausted when the week is over (especially me)! Since we don’t always have time to recover before the next week starts, and we have to be back in action at school and work, I make sure I have a couple of revival tricks up my sleeve for us to feel our best.  As best as best can possibly be!

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Other than helping my kid get as much rest as possible, GRAVOL Kids™ Dye Free Quick Dissolve Chewables always came in handy when my kid was feeling woozy during or after an active week. They help prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness from motion sickness, so I used to keep an 18-count pack in my purse in case she got car sick, feelt nauseous on plane rides or ate too much when we went out for dinner. Sometimes half a chewable is all she needed to get back to enjoying the day, but if she really wasn’t feeling well, I gave her one tablet every six to eight hours, as needed.Dosing amounts can vary by age group, so always read the dosage instructions carefully to figure out what’s best for your little ones.  These chewables have a yummy orange flavour (that taste way better than what I had when I was a kid!) and dissolve so quickly that your kid likely won’t even ask for water. Gravol is essential; to this day, when we’re on the go and when we’re on the mend — we love them!

After a busy week, my muscles feel so achy! Like most moms, I don’t usually have a lot of time to relax, so I rely on RUB A535™ Anti-Inflammatory Cream with Arnica for quick relief. I put it right on the spot where my sore muscle is, or where I’m having joint pain, and it works so fast! I love anything that starts to work instantly so that I can get back to taking care of my family. It’s not greasy like some other products and I don’t have to worry about it staining my clothes. I like to keep one at home and one in my car in case I need it anytime when I’m on-the-go!Last but not least, now that my daughter is very much coming into adulthood, we both enjoy going together for a mom/daughter trip to get a pedicure.  It’s our way of taking time for us, connecting one-on-one, and totally relaxing!  It’s a great way to feel revived and ready to take on the world again.

So tell me, what do you use for fast recovery after a busy week of fun?

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Get Ready to Spring Forward #ChurchAndDwight #ad

March 12th marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time!  It’s a much needed extra hour of sunlight after a long, dark and dreary winter!

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For many, this extra hour of sun, along with the warming temperatures, means that more time is spent outdoors. This might make it challenging for parents to stay ahead of those not-so-top-of-mind household tasks.

To help you stay on track this spring and to build better habits all year long, consider placing a calendar in a high traffic area of your home – such as the kitchen or foyer – and place monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly reminders for the following tasks:

1) Replace toothbrushes: The Canadian Dental Association recommends you change your toothbrush every three months[1]. Place a smiley face sticker at the start of every third month of the year to remind you to buy new brushes for your family.  😁

2) Check medicine expiry dates: Remember that all medicines expire, including vitamins and supplements. To ensure your medicine cabinet is up to date, schedule a simple calendar reminder for twice a year. This will remind you to check the expiry date and re-stock, if necessary.  I’m personally a little more cautious and check expiry dates on a monthly basis.

3) Change the baking soda in your fridge: Placing a box of Arm & Hammer™ Fridge-n-Freezer™ or Fridge Fresh™ Baking Soda in your fridge or freezer helps to eliminate odours and keeps your fridge smelling fresh. While many use this simple tip, it can be easy to forget when it’s time to replace the open box. When you purchase a new box, jot down a replacement reminder on the box for a month’s time to maintain maximum odour elimination, ensuring your food stays fresher, longer.

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4) Keeping healthy: Simple healthy habits, such as getting all of the required amount of fruits and veggies or taking vitamins, can slip our minds during hectic days. Vitafusion™ Vitamin D is a great addition to your routine, especially during the fall and winter months, when heavy clothes and cloudy weather can inhibit the production of Vitamin D in the body. To ensure your body gets all the Vitamin D it needs try placing a reminder in your calendar at the start of the fall season to start taking a supplement. Very few foods naturally contain this vitamin, meaning a supplement may be the best way to get your necessary intake[2]. Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D supports bone and teeth health – Vitafusion™ Vitamin D also comes in a delicious gummy and is the perfect alternative to a traditional hard-to-swallow pill.

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Keeping a family calendar is a lifesaver for many families. Since I often forget, I use a permanent marker and write information on the tops of vitamin bottles, such as how many vitamins to take, and the expiry date.  Sometimes I forget to physically look at a paper calendar so I place reminders on my smart phone calendar. This way even if I forget, I’ll still receive an email notification to remind me what is due and when.

What are some of your calendar reminders and tips that you think families should consider?

[1] http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/cfyt/dental_care/flossing_brushing.asp
[2] https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/